Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Stapler   |   12 x 12   |   Oil on panel

My brother was in town for Christmas and while he was here we spent some time knuckling around antique shops in Old Chamblee. At one of those stores I spotted this vintage stapler. It had a cool shape, was kind of shiny, and I thought, "this may be something to paint". In July it'll be shipped north to Cape Cod for our two person show at Tree's Place Gallery.


SteveC said...

Neil - Not sure why, but this reminded me of an object that might have come from a still life by Walter Tandy Murch. Do you know his work? Also, the blue smudge-mark reflections are a nice touch here, implying human handling of the object. Or am I reading too much into it?

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Hey Steve - I wasn't familiar with his work, but I looked him up and I love it. I'm not sure if the smudges are fingerprints or a trick of the light. I like your explanation.